This is a different version than the MR>R>D that commonly circulates. The sound on this version is noticeably less flat. The MR>R>D was probably subjected to some bad job of noise reduction, and has had some banter before Alligator removed.
January 14, 2014 Subject:
An old standby. It'd be nice if someone found the rest of the recordings from this week-long stand at the O'Keefe ...
There's a great interview floating about the Interbuts with Bonnie Dobson, the woman who wrote the song "Morning Dew". Apparently she lived in Toronto or near there and knew that the Dead covered her song (she had heard and enjoyed the version on the band's debut album). She made it to the one of the shows but unfortunately they didn't play Dew that night (they had played it the previous night). She thought they were pretty great, regardless. ;)
January 13, 2014 Subject:
August 5, 2013 Subject:
My favorite Alligator. No drum solo. Just straight up acid rock. Do you hear Bob Weir's guitar tone, how rich and full it is? Get a good listen because this is about as good as it will get.
November 20, 2011 Subject:
Alligator = mind blown
August 5, 2009 Subject:
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" August 5, 1967 at the O'Keefe Center, Toronto, Ontario, Cana-DUH
~On This Day In GRATEFUL DEAD History~
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.
Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.
Here's one way to stream/download this show:
The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.
Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist.
If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer.
Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.
When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder.
Repeat these steps for each song.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD, but if you cant' do that....then STFU.
Thanks for the FREE MUSIC from 42 years ago, 1970.
June 17, 2008 Subject:
Hoky Smokes, Alligator! Plus first (or early) Lovelight
Alligator is phenomenal. Driving energy, free-form psychedelic jamming, always moving forward, a true ensemble working together. Alligator was relatively new when they played this gig, but the band is very comfortable with it.
Deadbase lists this as the first Turn on Your Lovelight. It could be wrong, but not by much. This Lovelight is a goodie, with Pigpen and Jerry tearing up the place.
January 9, 2008 Subject:
Biggest Old Alligator I Ever Seen
This Alligator absolutely rocks! The jam after the verses at ~3:20 sort of reminds me of an experimental pre-Eleven sounding jam. Good stuff. I'm happy I cicled back to the 60's. I needed more primal Dead.
April 12, 2007 Subject:
Great show except they only got to play two songs. Actually not the first love light, the second. They played it in Feb. or Jan. of '67, cant remember.
September 24, 2006 Subject:
first lovelight ?- very cool!
Man I've been geting into lovlight lately. It's fun to listen to and play. It seems like if you stay in the penta minor and give it a blues feel you can do no wrong. The first of many great lovelights to come. God bless Pigpen! I think he helped Jerry dig deep and tap into that eternal soul. If you listen to the studio tracks from 65 in San Fran (Early Morning Rain) you can clearly hear that Pig was an obvious influence on Jerry vocally. The Alligator is jamin too. Bravo!
What a night - Those Canucks never even saw what hit them.
March 26, 2005 Subject:
Tonight was the first Lovelight. OMG! They tear this shit up man! It doesn't get any better than hearing pigpen at the top of his game going "just a little bit higher, now!"
And the alligator is probably my favorite version. The sun's always shining when I hear alligator. And at the end when they do the looney tune broke-down merry go-round theme...priceless! This is a true testament of their prankster side!
This is SOO worth the download. I encourage anyone who is reading this to download this and the other o'keefe show, these two shows are sooo far out! DOWNLOAD NOW!
February 12, 2005 Subject:
1967 live Dead, what else can one say? Just two tunes, perhaps there is/was more...but let's count our blessings. They tear this shit up. Sound quality acceptably workable. Light the spleef.